I fully agree that our organization, timekeeping and communication was piss-poor for the entire event and I am very grateful for the honest remarks (and compliments).
That said I think most people had a bit of a laugh. A few attendees say they now feel part of the community and will start releasing more code soon, so that is a massive plus for the CI community in general as I know this code will be good.
I have to admit, I am truly embarrassed about the failing of this "conference" but now I have a long list of things I'll be doing differently and several people have come forward offering help for 2011. Next time this will be an amazing event, hopefully with even more of the CI community joining us. Most likely in London too.
Sorry again Lorna!